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Here is a list (in alphabetical order) of my top 20 favorite Youtube channels for Natural Hair. I go to these for their styles, products, advice, and/or recipes. Some were really beneficial to me when I was transitioning. Hope this helps!:
- jMarie A.
- Kash KashTV
- Naturally Curious
this video has lots of truth! i think this woman is adorable i love her channel! :) check her out!
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When did Chrisette Michele get so fly!?
I love everything about this photo.
So today I saw my friend Shondy and she said that she doesn’t know how I deal with my natural hair. She told me she thought about returning natural and she went on YT to do her research and she came to the conclusion it wasn’t for her. She said to her natural hair requires too much maintenance and she doesn’t have the time with deal with it. Really?!?!
Here is my take on natural hair (or hair in general), if you disagree let me know. Whatever you do to your hair (styling, regimens, treatments) defines how much maintenance your hair would be. What you CHOOSE to do to your hair makes it more work. I know girls who have relaxed hair that have some extravagant hair regimens, so not only naturals do it. I have white friends who wash their hair everyday, which to me seems like a lot of work,
First of all, for me personally, my relaxed hair was more work than my natural hair. My wash regimen was MUCH longer, don’t talk about having to put in curlers and having to sit under the dryer for HOURS! OMG! Now all I do is wash, condition, deep condition and put my hair in big plaits to dry. That is it! Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes I don’t even shampoo I just condition and that is it.
Second of all, I don’t comb my hair much. I touch my hair four times a month. How is that more work than relaxed hair? I comb my hair on Saturday or Sunday and I don’t take my twists out til Friday night. When my hair was relaxed I had to comb through it every morning to style it, and I had to comb through it every night to wrap it.
(This is my hair every single day of the year, unless I decide to do something else with it)
Now I know my regimen is simple and the naturals she saw probably do a lot of styling which requires more work. But as I said, they CHOOSE to do those things. YOU DON’T HAVE TO! I keep it simple, if you want to keep it simple you can too.
Besides it being too much work, she also said it was too expensive. But that in itself is another post. Not all naturals are product junkies, I don’t know why people automatically think that.
“Natural hair aint for everybody”
…excuse me, what did you just say to me?
BITCH WE WERE BORN NATURAL. FUCK YOU MEAN?!
How the hell are you gonna tell someone that the NATURAL STATE of their hair that they were BORN WITH isn’t “for them” ?
What makes it worse is that I mostly hear this from African American women…
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